Songs Sung: Don Walker and Jenny Valentish at Bendigo Writers Festival
For over 40 years, Don Walker’s songwriting has aimed to capture what it is to be Australian. From Cold Chisel to Catfish, Tex, Don & Charlie to his solo work, as well as many other writing collaborations, Walker’s words are poetic, moving and incisive. He talks with Jenny Valentish about classics such as “Khe Sanh”, “Flame Trees”, “Cheap Wine” and “Harry was a Bad Bugger”, to reveal what has driven him and how he makes the words fit the music. Was there a highpoint for lyrics? Are we still attuned to the words and the music?
Date: Saturday 10 August
Venue: Strategem Studio
Price: Quick Pick Ticket only $20 / $18 concession